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Charged with Murder (Homicide) in Florida - Call attorney Wayne Richter for an aggressive defense

Florida Statute 782.04

Homicide defense attorney R. Wayne Richter understands the severity of the consequences of a conviction.  Mr. Richter understands that charges are just allegations. People have the constitutional right to defend themselves against these charges. Wayne will work hard and fight to make certain to protect your best interests, and to minimize jail time and other potential consequences, including the possibility of a death sentence, that accompany a murder conviction.

Experienced Defense Against All Homicide Charges in Florida

Attorney Richter has the legal experience to provide you with a sound legal defense, and is available to defend you or a family member or friend against charges of any charge of murder.

Charged with Murder in Florida?  Speak with Criminal Attorney Wayne Richter.  Mr. Richter has offices in West Palm Beach and Stuart, ready to serve you.

​Murder charges are some of the most serious charges a person can ever face. If you have been accused of killing someone or formal charges have been filed, you need to exercise your right to remain silent and enlist the assistance of a skilled homicide attorney.

At the Palm Beach and Stuart offices of criminal lawyer, R. Wayne Richter, we have been handling misdemeanor and felony criminal cases many years.  It is important to understand the severity of the criminal homicide sentences that may be imposed if you are convicted of murder.

First-degree murder: If you are convicted on a first-degree murder charge, you are facing life in prison without the possibility of parole or the possibility of a death sentence.

  • Second-degree murder: Punishable by a term of imprisonment not to exceed life.
  • First- or second-degree murder when the alleged offender was previously convicted of a first- or second-degree murder charge: Life in prison without parole is the required consequence upon conviction of a second or subsequent murder charge.

There are also serious punishments for first- and second-degree attempted murder charges, and lesser charges that involve a death such as manslaughter. If you are facing these types of charges, attorney R. Wayne Richter can help you understand what punishments may be applied if you are convicted.

Take Action Now To Protect Your Rights

Do not take chances with your future and face murder charges without an experienced West Palm Beach and Stuart homicide defense lawyer by your side. To learn more about your rights and options, contact us online or call our firm today at 561-820-4851. We can travel to meet with you in jail or at your home.  All consultations are confidential and can be scheduled in the evening or on weekends, if needed. 

The Law Offices of R. Wayne Richter, P.A. is exclusively limited to the practice of defending people arrested for criminal charges. If you, or someone you know, has been charged with murder, then you should hire an attorney immediately.

Hiring a skilled and respected criminal defense lawyer is necessary to obtain the just and proper result for your case. Wayne Richter is experienced in handling homicide charges in Florida and will aggressively represent you, and fight to protect you, in and out of the courtroom.